- 6 March 1938
- Health administrator
MARLENE LUGG was a pioneer HEALTH PLANNER AND STATISTICIAN in Western Australia.
Marlene was born Marlene HEINRICH in Wisconsisn, USA on 6 March 1938. She was educated in the USA and later married a Dr Lugg.
In 1982 she was the Chief Health Statistician, Department of Public Health, Western Australia (since 1967), deputy chair, Australian National Committee on Vital health Statistics (since 1976) and a lecturer at the Medical School at the University of WA.
Marlene Lugg was the first Doctor of Public Health in Australia in 1981: first woman fellow, Australian College of Health Service Administrators (formerly Australian Institute of Hospital Administrators) 1973; first woman of WA State Branch Council of Australian College of Health Service Administrators 1972. Marlene published extensively on health statistics and health planning.
On the internet Marlene is listed as a Health Information Systems Specialist at the Southern California Public health with a special interest in immunizations programs.
(Sources: Lofthouse, Andrea, Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen, Australia, 1982 and google search engine.)
[NB: the above biography was researched and written by Philida Sturgiss-Hoy]